Partial Recount in Iran

Via the Telegraph:

(and don’t get me started on the shameful coverage by the US media.)

In a statement released through state media, the powerful committee of 12 clerics said the move may lead to changes in the candidates’ tally.

A spokesman said it was “ready to recount the disputed ballot boxes claimed by some candidates, in the presence of their representatives”.

“It is possible that there may be some changes in the tally after the recount,” Abbasali Kadkhodai, a spokesman, was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

But a senior reformist ally of the defeated candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the former prime minister, and Mehdi Karoubi said they wanted a rerun rather than a recount of “a few ballot boxes”.

The council was asked to formally cancel the result by Mr Mousavi.
He has promised not to give up the struggle despite President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad being declared the winner with 63 per cent of the vote at the weekend.
The result has triggered three days on unrest in Tehran and elsewhere in the country.

I’m not gonna hold my breath expecting the “recount” to make a difference but the fact that a recount of any kind, real or fake, is happening is a credit to the brave people of Iran who are refusing to back down.

You can still follow the Twitter updates at here.

UPDATE: #iranelection has been blocked in Iran. Switch to #Iranians , #Tehran, and #Iran9 (via @arashamel)

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